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Hortonworks, Inc., a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced it has expanded its partnership with Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data and mainframe software, to deliver an integrated solution to help customers quickly and efficiently migrate data onto Hortonworks Data Platform (HDPTM). Hortonworks will resell Syncsort’s DMX-h for onboarding ETL processing in Hadoop. With this partnership, Hortonworks and Syncsort are providing a trusted solution for integrating legacy ETL flows in Connected Data Platforms…

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Cynics have been foretelling the imminent demise of the mainframe since the early 1990s, but all the evidence continues to point to the contrary. Today, 96% of the world’s banks and 71% of Fortune 500 companies continue to run mainframes, generating 30 billion transactions every single day. If these figures weren’t convincing enough, the latest earnings from IBM clearly show the mainframe is still booming, with sales from its zSeries growing by 21% over the year…

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UDM is the only tool needed to manage the challenges and complexities of the forever increasing amount of storage connected to z/OS systems. Before UDM, this growth had resulted in essential tasks, such as Audits, being deferred, and fundamental tasks, such as initializing volumes, being performed with compromised control and thereby increased the risk and likelihood of errors. UDM provides a consolidated global view of the enterprise Storage environment extending Automation, Auditing, Monitoring, Reporting and Control Functions of data with a mouse click. It is the easiest tool to install and the most user friendly utility in the market…

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Serena Software has announced the availability of a major new version of ChangeMan ZMF, the industry-leading software change, configuration, and release management solution for mainframes running z/OS. Version 8.1.1 of ChangeMan ZMF includes significant new capabilities to enable fast, modern development on the mainframe, the business platform used by over 90% of the Fortune 500…

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